Missing 5-year-old girl found brutally murdered in Nakuru

Missing 5-year-old girl found brutally murdered in Nakuru

A family in Sokoni village, Subukia, Nakuru County is in mourning following the gruesome murder of their five-year-old girl.

The body of the deceased was found wrapped in a sack and the face deformed beyond recognition.

Anne Mwende, the mother to five-year-old Shantel Njeri, says she last saw her daughter on Saturday, January 5, 2019 but now all that remains is the memories that they had together.

Mwende, who works at a local bar in Bahati, said she had visited her child who stays with the grandmother on Saturday, adding that she even bought her shoes and took her to the salon before returning to her place of work.

The mother recounted that on Sunday she was informed that the minor was nowhere to be seen, forcing her to return to Subukia.

Upon realizing that the child was missing, the mother and grandmother reported the incident at Subukia Police Station on Monday morning.

A few hours later, Mwende says she received a call from one of the neighbors who informed her that a body of a young girl had been recovered and was being transported to the mortuary by the police and on reaching there her worst fears were confirmed.


“I asked the police to let me view the body. When her face was uncovered, I could not even recognise her. The face was completely deformed. What made me realise it was her is a bracelet she had on the hand with my name that I had given her,” narrated Mwende.


The body of the deceased was taken to the Nyahururu Hospital mortuary for post mortem.

Subukia OCPD Jacinta Mwarania said investigations have commenced to establish the cause of the brutal murder.

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